Tucson, AZ – UPDATE: Woman Dies After Hit-and-Run Wreck at Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ (September 30, 2019) – A woman struck by a vehicle last week in a hit-and-run crash has died.
According to the Tucson Police Department, a woman in her 50’s climbed over a concrete barrier and was walking northbound on Ajo Way when she was hit by a dark-colored SUV driving eastbound. The wreck happened last Monday around 9:00 p.m., per a report from Ray Smith, a public information officer with the Tucson Police Department. The driver of the SUV did not stop after the accident.
Emergency responders treated the woman at the scene before transporting her to Banner University Medical Center via ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Detectives were notified of her death this week but have not released her name to the public.
Investigators concluded speed was not a factor in the collision. No charges or citations have been issued but the accident remains under investigation. Police encourage anyone with information on the incident to call 88-CRIME.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Arizona
Arizona had the highest rate of pedestrian deaths in the nation last year, according to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association. In fact, Arizona had a pedestrian death rate of 1.4 deaths per 100,000 people for the first six months, going recording nearly 200 pedestrian deaths total.
These serious incidents can result in tragic consequences for victims and their families. However, victims can contact a personal injury attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek fair compensation and justice through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Our skilled wrongful death lawyers at ELG Law are ready to answer your call and have years of experience in helping victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.